Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases


Medical News

Contaminated Endoscopes Suspected in CRE Outbreak in California Free

Seven patients have been infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and two have died; the infections appear to be linked to contaminated duodenoscopes.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

New Vaccine Protects Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

Trumenba is the first vaccine to receive FDA approval for protection against the meningococcal serogroup implicated in recent college campus meningitis outbreaks.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Should Antibiotics Be Part of End-of-Life Care? Free

Antibiotics often remain an option to the very end — but, Paul Sax asks, to what end? Take the poll in HIV and ID Observations.

Guideline Watch

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza

An update to the recommendations for 2013–2014